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Author Hoshida, George, 1907-1985, author.

Title Taken from the Paradise Isle : the Hoshida family story, 1912-1945 / by George and Tamae Hoshida ; edited by Heidi Kathleen Kim
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Nikkei in the Americas
George and Sakaye Aratani Nikkei in the Americas series.
Contents Cover; Contents; Figures; Foreword by Franklin Odo; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Editorial Notes; 1: Departure to Hawaii; 2: Hawaii Their Destination; 3: Father Becomes a Sugar Cane Planter; 4: Boyhood Days in the Country; 5: End of Schooling and Start of Work; 6: YBA Convention and Trip to Kauai; 7: Dawn of Romance and Marriage; 8: Tragedy and Awakening to Reality; 9: New Life and a New Home; 10: World War II; 11: Detention as Enemy Alien; 12: The Hearing; 13: Internment Camps; 14: Lordsburg Internment Camp; 15: A New Year in the Internment Camp; 16: {Tamae's Journey}
17: {Waiting for Reunion}18: {Tamae and the Children in Jerome}; 19: At Santa Fe Detention Station; 20: Parole and Reunion with Family at Jerome Relocation Center; 21: A New Life in the Relocation Center; 22: Gila Relocation Center; 23: Farewell to the Camps and theLast Lap to Hawaii; Appendix A: Maps; Appendix B: Official Transcript of George Hoshida's Hearing; Appendix C: Memorandum for Col. Karl R. Bendetsenre Pro-Japanese Activities; Timeline of Major Events; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Crafted from George Hoshida's diary and memoir, as well as letters faithfully exchanged with his wife Tamae, Taken from the Paradise Isle is an intimate account of the anger, resignation, philosophy, optimism, and love with which the Hoshida family endured their separation and incarceration during World War II. George and Tamae Hoshida and their children were an American family of Japanese ancestry who lived in Hawai'i. In 1942, George was arrested as a 'potentially dangerous alien' and interned in a series of camps over the next two years. Meanwhile, forced to leave her handicapped eldest daughter behind in a nursing home in Hawai'i, Tamae and three daughters, including a newborn, were incarcerated at the Jerome Relocation Center in Arkansas. George and Tamae regularly exchanged letters during this time, and George maintained a diary including personal thoughts, watercolors, and sketches. In Taken from the Paradise Isle these sources are bolstered by extensive archival documents and editor Heidi Kim's historical contextualization, providing a new and important perspective on the tragedy of the incarceration as it affected Japanese American families in Hawai'i. This personal narrative of the Japanese American experience adds to the growing testimony of memoirs and oral histories that illuminate the emotional, psychological, physical, and economic toll suffered by Nikkei as the result of the violation of their civil rights during World War II"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 -- Family
Hoshida, Tamae, 1908-1970 -- Correspondence
Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 -- Correspondence
Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 -- Diaries
SUBJECT Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 -- Family
Hoshida, Tamae, 1908- -- Correspondence
Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 -- Correspondence
Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 -- Diaries
Hoshida, George, 1907-1985 fast
Hoshida, Tamae, 1908-1970 fast
Subject Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.)
SUBJECT Jerome Relocation Center (Ark.) fast
Subject Japanese Americans -- Hawaii -- Biography
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Japanese Americans
Genre/Form Biographies
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
Author Kim, Heidi, editor.
Hoshida, Tamae, 1908-1970, author.
ISBN 9781607323440